Jones County Regional Center

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Jones County Regional Center

At approximately 30,000 square feet, the Jones County Regional Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, career and technical labs for academic programs, and administrative offices.

In addition to serving traditional and adult college students, the Center helps area high school juniors and seniors to take advantage of college-level courses, Career Academy programs, advanced high school curriculum, and a wealth of other educational possibilities.

Located just northeast of the Highway 151 and County Road X-44 intersection, the center occupies eight acres in Monticello, strategically located near the midpoint between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.

Kirkwood’s Jones County Regional Center features innovative programming provided through partnerships with several local high schools. The unique cooperation gets high school students hands-on career experience and transferrable college credit at NO COST to families! 

The center includes all the resources adult learners need to succeed at Kirkwood. Find information about classes, advisors who can help you make the right decisions, and much more! 

Start off closer to home! Traditional students can start toward any of our 130+ degree programs by taking general education courses at Jones County Regional Center. 

Kirkwood For Kids Camp 

Kirkwood for Kids is making its return in 2021! Things will just look a little bit different than in the past as this year we'll be hosting multiple mini camps on different days throughout the months of June and July. Some camps will be one day for a few hours, many will be a few days for a week, and some might be on Saturday. The cost will vary but scholarships will still be available!

Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken to keep potential exposures limited and campers safe. Transportation/busing will not be offered this summer due to these safety precautions. Parents will be responsible for arranging all transportation to and from camp for their students.

To Register:
Call 319-398-1022 or 319-465-2302
Or email

2021 Camp Offerings

Summertime Slime
June 14–15, 9–11 a.m.
Slide into summer with new slime projects to take home! Class will be geared for student’s age 7–10. Cost: $45.00

Construct and Create
June 18, 8:30 a.m.– Noon
Get to know your way around the toolbox in a safe lab environment – we'll have an aged-based project for you to take home and show off. Class envisioned for 5th–8th graders. Cost: $50.00

Fitness is Fun
June 8 & 10, 9–11 a.m.
Dive into the world of exercise, yoga, and learn how to stretch appropriately to maximize success. Class envisioned for 1st–5th graders. Cost: $30.00

Artful Antics
June 15, 16, and 17, 9–11 a.m.
Homemade play doh, oobleck, sand art, and painting with your feet! Class envisioned for 1st–3th graders. Cost: $55.00

Investigating Amazing Insects
June 22, 9–11 a.m.
Learn all about fascinating and complex insects and make an insect craft that you can take home! Class envisioned for 1st–5th graders. Cost: $20.00

Creative Welding
June 28–29, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Learn to cut and weld steel using a cutting torch, plasma cutters, and wire welder just like the pros. Leather shoes, long sleeves and long pants are required. Class envisioned for 5th –8th graders. Cost: $50.00

Dash & Dot
June 21–23, 9–11 a.m.
Program robot friends (Dash & Dot) to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to your voice! Class envisioned for 3rd–5th graders. Cost: $30.00

Guitar Hero
June 21, 23, and 25, 9–11 a.m.
In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. Class envisioned for 3rd–6th graders. Cost: $30.00

Beauty Tips & Girls Talk
Dates & Times TBD
Learn how to make foundation, lipstick, bath gel, bath bombs, eyeshadow, and more. Plus, we’ll have time to chat and build each other up! Class envisioned for ages 12–15. 

Meet Our Staff

Kristy Black
Title: Dean of Regional & County Centers
Phone: 319-398-4500
Bio: I provide administrative oversight for the Jones County Regional Center and the Cedar County Center. I also manage development of the three Regional Centers that are being developed in Linn County, Washington County, and Iowa City, as well as supporting and collaborating with all of the Center Directors and Assistant Directors.
Lisa Folken
Title: Director, Jones County Regional Center
Phone: 319-465-2305
Bio: I support and provide supervision for all Kirkwood programs and services at the Jones County Regional Center. These programs include; college credit instruction, concurrent high school enrollment programs, student services, and continuing education general interest and other continuing professional development programs. I also provide assistance, as needed, to the Kirkwood High School Completion and Alternative High School Program at the facility. I collaborate with other Kirkwood departments, partnering school districts and other community stakeholders. Other duties include hiring and overseeing JREC faculty, student advising, serving as an ADA case manager, and assisting students with financial aid questions.
Jane Lawrence
Title: Center Coordinator
Phone: 319-465-2302
Bio: I’ve worked at the Jones County Regional Center since 2001. I assist students with accommodations for disabilities, financial aid, and registration. I also support our Dean, Assistant Director, Career Development Coordinator, and instructors.
Craig Stadtmueller
Title: Career Development Coordinator
Phone: 319-465-2375
Bio: I work with our seven partnering high schools to educate students, parents, and counselors about the benefits of earning college credit while in high school. Assisting students with the transition to postsecondary education or careers is another aspect of my job. Advising students with course registration and financial aid are other responsibilites I perform.
Mary Feeney-Wilfer
Title: Learning Center Instructor
Phone: 319-465-2304
Bio: I work with students who are pursuing an adult high school diploma, need to earn high school credits, or are studying for their High School Equivalency Diploma. I also teach Personal Achievement Math and Personal Achievment Writing for college credit.
Julie Welter
Title: Career Counselor
Phone: 319-465-2312
Bio: I enjoy assisting students in all areas of career development. My personal mission is to educate students about the career development process so that they can make good career decisions throughout their life.


Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

220 Welter Drive
Monticello, IA

Call the Jones County Regional Center: 319-465-2302

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